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French-Qatari JV to operate Doha metro and Lusail LRT QATAR Rail has awarded a €3bn contract to RKH Qitarat to operate and maintain both the Doha metro and the Lusail light rail network north of the Qatari capital for 20 years.
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QATAR Rail has awarded a €3bn contract to RKH Qitarat to operate and maintain both the Doha metro and the Lusail light rail network north of the Qatari capital for 20 years. RKH Qitarat is joint...
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THE Iraqi government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Alstom for the development of a light rail line in Baghdad and a two-line metro in Basra. The MoU was signed during a Franco-Iraqi government...
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THE governor of Hail region, Saudi Arabia, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saad officially inaugurated the new station at Hail on Saudi Railways Company’s (SAR) North-South Railway on November 22 ahead of the start of passenger services...
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TEL AVIV’s Metropolitan Mass Transit System (NTA) has issued a tender for the supply and maintenance of systems for the 24km Red Line light rail project. Closing dates for bids is November 30.The systems tender...
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THE first 10km section of main line in Israel has been electrified and is ready to be energised. This is part of the 35km section of the new A1 link between Jerusalem Navon (formerly Hauma)...
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THE first test run with a Talgo high-speed train was conducted on the southern section of Saudi Arabia’s Haramain high-speed line between Jeddah and Mecca on October 17.Dr Rumaih Al-Rumaih, head of Saudi Arabia’s General...
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TEL AVIV NTA’s tenders committee announced on October 1 that it has selected Alstom as preferred bidder for a Shekels 390m ($US 110m) contract to supply signalling and train control systems for the light rail...
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ISRAEL Railways (IR) has named Siemens as preferred bidder for a $US 1bn contract to supply and maintain a fleet of 60 double-deck EMUs comprising 330 cars. There is an option, which is valid for...
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DYNAMIC testing of the first trains to be delivered for the Doha metro network has begun in Qatar. Kinki Sharyo is supplying 75 three-car trains for the first phase of the network and the first vehicles...
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ISRAEL Railways (IR) has eliminated all but two of the companies bidding for a contract to supply a fleet of 60 double-deck EMUs totalling 330 cars leaving only Alstom and Siemens in the running.Six companies...

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